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Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, and related therapies
page is of value: in student preparation for practice and during the class
cycle; for the teaching requirements of instructors; new and establish
practitioner competency review; school administration accreditation planning,
review, and upgrading; coordinating regulatory board member communications,
and legislative review. Please also see the substantial work done by other
countries which can contribute to the whole.
directly with the schools, and regulatory bodies and laws via this
web site for both accreditation, educational requirments and the
laws and regulations, whereby the licensing requirements would legally
define scope of practice.
Medicine and Acupuncture in Canada
has done an excellent job of creating a central Oriental
medicine site for Canada and they track current overall
developments in many areas, including government regulations
and accreditation requirements.
Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
(NAFTANorth American Federation Trade Agreements.)
Canadian associations or schools in Canada may be represented
on the Commission. Contacthe Acupuncture and Oriental
Medicine Alliance in the US. First see NAFTA Commission
report. (253) 851-6896 Fax: (253) 851-6883. http://www.acupuncturealliance.org
Standards for School Accreditation
of Schools and Educational Training
Boards and Agencies that Certify Acupuncture and/or
Traditional Chinese Medicine
colleges may choose to be accredited by the ACAOM in the
US and students take the NCCAOM licensing examination
in the US, there is still no single body accrediting the
colleges in Ontario. Each colleges offers there own examination.
Acupuncture Examination Council 3025 Hurontario
#307 Mississauga, Ontario L5A 2H1 (905) 896-1045 Extensive
work went into the creation of an examination for Acupuncture
and Chinese Medicine in Ontario. The acceptance of this
examination has been in process.
Foundation of Canada Institute
has formed a strong
certification program; however, it is limited to already
government regulated practitioners such as physicians,
dentists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, naturopaths,
veterminarians and licened acupuncturists (licenesd
outside Ontario, at least until Ontario acupuncturists
are regulated by the government mandated agency. Check
their site for participation requirments. Email
Health Organization provides a reknown list of conditions
that acupuncture has successfully treated, as well as
Related to Competency and Scope of Practice
Art of Practice Management for Acupuncture Health Care
Practices 516 pages
by Bestani, Fernandez and Gumenick 500+ pages addresses
total acupuncture practice management, standards of
care, safe practice planning and risk management communications
and procedures within the philosophy of acupuncture
and Oriental Medicine. This is a five star rated book
and its expertise has universal application. It can
be used with additional information on the laws and
regulations from this website and information on the
US oriented insurance chapter can be ignored. Contac/A>
From Tao to Earth for distributors in Canada.
by D. Kailin, 336 pages. One of the best resources for
clinical practice competency training and reference.
Furthermore, although the author synthesizes all of
the US federal documents into a readable manageable
form. it is authoritative enough to use internationally
if used with the regulations and laws accessible from
this website. ContacFrom Tao to Earth for distribution
in Europe Contac/A> From
Tao to Earth for distributors in Canada.
and Oriental Medicine Forms Packets
with Disclosure, Risk and Benefits and Consent Forms,
Other Medical Release and consent History, Intake and
Patient Care Forms, Legal Contracts, Narratives and
Liens, etc. Click on Professional Forms on the navigation
Safety section of the
National Acupuncture Alliance website. Click on their
Overview and Recommendations, Scientific Studies, FDA
List of Botanical Ingredients, FDA Important Alert,
FDA Letter to the Industry, FDA Letter to Health Care
Safety Articles, including
Drug Herb Interaction Page are outstanding. They are
on Subudhi Dharma's web site: www.itmonline.org
Treasure's Site has valuable information regarding drug-herbal
interactions and correct handling of this.
Needle Technique Manual
- Fourth Edition by the National Acupuncture Foundation
- contains up-to-date information on revised CNT procedures,
OSHA requirements and CNT procedures for public health
settings. Available in English, Chinese and Korean.
and Regulations for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
- Download from the applicable medical
a Safer Choice (click
on title for Book Review)available from the AAOM,
Oxford Press. It addresses competency standards and
regulations in practice.
Efficacy: A Compendium of Controlled Clinical Studies
by Birch and Hammerschlag was funded through the CCAOM
member contributions to the National Academy of Acupuncture
and Oriental Medicine as a grant for this book. Review
on its uses by practitioners, administrators, legislators.
for individual and bulk discounts. Available from
Alliance in Washington (US) and Redwing
in Massachusetts (US)
agencies and medical board page.
Institute of America
Florida. Laser standards, laser training texts and videos.
Florida. Source for ANSI Z136.1
Laser Industries, Inc.
LaserNet. Laser Safety information & database.
on the use of Magnetic Devices.
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